It was never heard of, that a god would cry for the death of a human being. Gods of Olympus were above humans in many ways, and humans were supposed to die. As such no pain or amount of grief would bring humans back to life and no tears should be spared on them. But, one day all that changed. That was the day when Dionysus’ first lover Ampelos died. Dionysus first lover was a boy, but that was not something unusual for Greek gods or for Athenians themselves. In fact, young boys were taught how to make love to women by experiencing their first romances with older more mature men, in the ancient Greece. Anyhow, you may ask what does this has to do with Jesus? I will get to Jesus for sure, but first I need to paint the background so you will see why Jesus became a necessity at some point.
So, back to our story. When gods saw how much Dionysus was shattered by the death of his lover they decided to consult the tablets of Harmony, because this was quite an unusual event for Greek gods. At that moment they all knew that something has changed forever in the Heavens. According to this ancient story the forth tablet of Harmony showed a Lion and the Virgin and Ganymede holding a cup. How gods interpret this alignment of stars or whatever these tablets were, no one knows. But people had all kinds of imaginations and all sorts of interpretations. The most common one is that where Ampelos was buried a vine was planted following Eros suggestion that a love sting can be cured with another love sting, just like a gardener does when his plants die. Gardener plant them back on the ground to receive new plants each year. And so, when the vine produced its first grapes Dionysus squeezed them gently and that’s how wine was produced. All other gods were excited by this discovery. They figured out that wine was exactly what humans were missing. Athena gave humans olives to use as food and medicine, while Demeter gave them the formula for nourishing bread, but no one, no one ever had found such great liquor to make humans happy to forget about their problems at the end of the day, and start enjoying life again. Gods decided that Dionysus truly earned his position among other gods at that moment.
Now what does this story tell us. To me this story talks loud about the fact that humans must have been a great business for Greek gods. Somehow, gods wanted us to be happy, yet they made us fight with one another, as they put heroes against heroes and created different opposite camps, and they didn’t even mind wiping off an entire city like Troy, but at the end of the day, these Greek gods wanted us humans to be happy. Why? Because we were (or maybe still are, who knows) an entertainment for them. These gods needed us humans and needed us to be ridiculous, happy, angry and all sorts of mental disorders if possible, so they can have something to occupy themselves with. It’s like us watching a show for so long and when the show comes to an end we are in pain, and we either want a new show right away or we replay the old shows. As such, we can now understand all the mass and fuss about the contradictions between Spartans and Athenians. They had to be two different camps with two different philosophies regarding life. Athenians were more open to democracy and freedom of speech. It seemed like chaos sometimes, nevertheless, Athenians had all sort of rules and laws written down and explained in details. They were very particular in their specification of what happens when one does this or that, and there were careful to mention all the possible situations and causes. Everything ran by Athenians was very articulated but also very mysterious, as words can always be misleading, and there was always room for misinterpretations. Spartans were quite the opposite. They too were running a great and prosperous city. However, they were less about the words and more about actions. Indeed they spoke only the necessary words. Their women were also very well trained to fight like men and speak less, and almost everything was like an unspoken agreement, that rules must be followed but never written or spoken aloud. Anyhow, we all know that era of glory for both cities will come to an end, and we are never sure if that’s because Greek gods decided so, when they lost interest on these two cities and moved onto something else, or because Greek gods somehow left the scene and no one really knows what happened to them.
The last time Greek gods were seen to be together was at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis where gods failed to invite Eris, which then showed up at the wedding anyhow and threw a golden apple on the floor, announcing that only the most worthy among the goddesses must pick up the apple. This lead Hera, Athena and Aphrodite to enter the contest of which one of them was the most worthy. None of the gods would ever accept judging any of the goddesses for their worth, therefore they asked Paris a young Trojan boy, and he decided in the favor of Aphrodite’s with the promise that Aphrodite would make Helen fall in love with Paris. And it seems that right after this point all goes to hell for all of them, and this event was followed by the total destruction of Troy. All we know after this point, based on tablets found in Delphi and Pythia, is that Dionysus was the new god left in control of Olympus without knowing anything about the fate of other gods at that point. The question that strikes me now is about the golden apple. Why was it so important that only one who was most worthy must pick up the golden apple. It seems like a bomb more than a golden apple to me. And if Aphrodite truly was worthy of picking up that apple, why then everything went disarray for Greek gods after that point? What secrets did Eris knew about these gods that scared them so much that they decided not to invite her to that wedding?
A lot of other questions come to my mind at this point but let me tell you that they all point out to one thing: The disappearance of the real goddess of wisdom, Athena. So, why would Athena disappear, and who could have been afraid of her existence. Lots of gods were afraid of her existence, and some of them were even obsessed with her existence; starting with Hephaestus who declared that the only goddess who was capable of making him forget about the humiliation and devastation of finding his wife Aphrodite in bed with Aries, was Athena, goddess of wisdom. It is a bit ironic to think that goddess of wisdom would excite a man more than Aphrodite godess of love and beauty, but the truth is that Athena did not use her body to seduce the man, she used her whispers, and the rest was played on its own in Hephaestus brain. So yes, Greek gods were thirsty for emotions, drama, sex, and all kinds of thrills, just like we humans are. However, they were more advanced it seems not because they were gods, maybe because of that too, but also it seemed that they possessed some advanced technology for that time that was later discovered in archaeological sites around Greece and Illyria. So, where am I heading with this? At a great point my friends, at a great point. When Dionysus was the only god left roaming earth, he went searching for Athena. However, we know nothing what happened to Hades or other gods for that matter. They may have lost their statuses but not their powers or their technology. The silent search for the goddess of wisdom and who would find her first and win her over may have continued for many years and centuries. And then the story of Jesus came along which brought an end to Greek gods’ era and marked a new beginning.
Jesus’s story became a necessity in history because distracted the attention away from Greek gods and their search for the real goddess of wisdom who may be very significant for Greek gods due to certain secrets she and only she may know, the secrets of snakes, as they call it. Anyhow, little did they know that Jesus indeed turn out to be very inspiring for people in sharing some kind of wisdom which was not quite usual for humans. Now, many opposite religious groups were indeed worried about how much Jesus knew and who was he really? Where did he get that information from and who was behind him? Lots of questions can come to mind at this point and lots of speculations too. But I will not examine them tonight, because there is something even more important I would like to share. What I like to share is based on my research on Greek Mythology combined with my studies in Psychology especially about the collective consciousness mentioned by Dr. Jung that marked a breakthrough in the field of Psychology, which started with the essay he wrote in 1916. Dr. Jung’s legacy and his work are such an inspiration for me and my work too. So, through this research I discovered that collective consciousness was indeed something very, very important for Greek gods too. If you remember the fantastic stories of Kronos swallowing his children, and then Zeus swallowing his pregnant wife which then gave birth to Athena while in his belly, we can come to realize that this are all figures of speech that can lead to understanding how unconsciousness and collective consciousness work.
Indeed Greek gods were concerned about the fact that unconsciousness and collective consciousness may affect their lives and bring their end because there was a lot of guilt accumulated in the unconsciousness. This guilt had to come up and be played slowly slowly by the collective consciousness into the lives of every living being. So, how much did Jesus know about these facts? Was he indeed the carrier of such wisdom? If he was then, was he Athena in disguise or was he led by her? What was his plan? How much of that wisdom was he going to reveal? And so on and so forth. But, let’s stop all this madness and the flood of questions for a moment, and let’s accept, for the sake of argument, that Jesus had all that information. Now what this means is that Jesus indeed may be the savior because in how much he reveals and how slowly and carefully he reveals this information, depends the fate of gods and humans too. Jesus was called the Messiah which means the news bringer, and indeed Jesus is more like a job title than an identity. Jesus’ identity is not important compared to the job he or she needs to perform and that he probably has been performing carefully for generations after generations on earth. Indeed Jesus could be any one among us. Jesus can be a man, or a woman, can be the goddess of wisdom Athena, or Dionysus, which was the last of Greek gods. This job can even be performed and unfolded by the story of a couple of lovers so much in love that keep searching for one another life after life. But their identity is not important because what’s important is the fact that he, she or them, need to save human and gods as they carefully feel the pain and the guilt of all the stories and events that happened before, and yet he/she or them carefully absorbs this pain and guilt accumulated in the collective consciousness for generations, without turning it into rage, anger, hate but instead understanding what happened and why that happened and forgive and heal the guilt of the past.
So, dear friend reading this post, if you really love Jesus then you must follow the same procedure as to easy his or her job. You too start loving, start understanding others, by putting yourself in their shoes before quickly judging any one, and then forgive others. Do, not wait for miracles to happen or for Jesus to come and save you from your own mistakes and guilt. You can save yourself by changing your pattern of thoughts from negative to positive, from pessimistic to optimistic, from hate to love, from grudge to forgiveness. Start by loving yourself first, then accepting yourself with flaws and good qualities, and then forgive yourself for your past mistakes. Remember that we all make mistakes, no one is perfect, and you are not perfect either, but there are so many good things in you that make you awesome. If you truly love Jesus, then start by saving yourself. You are very important to the whole universe, because universe created you when universe needed you.Then your job is to live and be happy.